Casey Cromwell’s holistic approach takes WashU softball into a new era

Casey Cromwell joined the WashU softball program as the head coach this year after the departure of Michelle Venturella. She previously coached at neighboring Fontbonne University for five years.

| Contributing Writer

Entering a different gear: varsity softball players Emily Talkow and Alex Rubin cycle across America

4,500 miles. 147,000 feet of climbing. 100 days on a six-member biking crew.

| Contributing Writer

Softball Coaching Turnover

After leading WashU softball to the postseason, head coach Michelle Venturella and assistant coach St. Clair announced their departure from the University on August 1, 2022. Venturella’s resignation is the fifth head coach change in the WashU athletic department since 2020.

From hacky-sack to a 15-inning game, softball narrowly loses at NCAA regionals

WashU softball captured two wins at NCAA Regionals before dropping the second two games by one run.

| Managing Sports Editor

25-9 Softball takes three games off Carnegie Mellon, cruises toward potential postseason bid

The team’s ERA slots them in the top 25 of all Division III pitching staffs. Opponents have a .208 batting average against WashU’s pitchers and have scored 81 runs in comparison to WashU’s 231. 

| Managing Sports Editor

Maggie Baumstark’s journey from being the only girl on her baseball team to RBI leader

The freshman has totaled 42 hits in 32 games played and leads the team in runs batted in. She has a .460 on base percentage and has only struck out swinging four times.

| Junior Sports Editor

Softball sweeps Chicago, drops two to Franklin College in mixed bag of games

The Bears demonstrated both the best and the worst of its offense this weekend as the team won two and dropped two to remain even at 9-9 on the year.

| Senior Sports Editor

One junior describes a softball season of parking lot Subway sandwiches and seemingly endless rainouts

The softball team’s last six games have all been canceled, but junior Katie Gould has found a way to score a run per game so far this year.

| Senior Sports Editor

Track and field teams take first, second place at second meet, while golf and men’s tennis continue to roll

Many Bears teams have found their stride as the weather starts to warm.

and | Senior Sports Editors

After long wait, track and field opens season with home win, while women’s tennis and golf keep on rolling

The Washington University track and field team had not competed in person in over a year before this weekend’s meet. But they made the best of it, winning the meet to get the season started after numerous pauses due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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